Thursday, February 22 2018 17:40:10

CPD by Others
Code : 2012039
Event Name : Land Boundary Court Cases and Dispute Resolutions
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Dr Tang Hong-wai Conrad
Event Date : 25/04/2012
Event Time : 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Wednesday)
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Suite 811, 8/F., Jardine House, Central, Hong Kong
Division : LSD
Closing Date : 23/04/2012
Fee : HK$100 @ for member
Priority : First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

Dr Tang Hong-wai Conrad, Associate Professor, Department of Land Survey and Geo-Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

A common law judge interprets the parcels clauses and plans in a conveyance to ascertain land boundaries. Usually there are uncertainties and contradictions in old transaction documents. In many cases subsequent survey results may not be accepted as a definitive land boundary record of the original grant documents. Some judges may lay out principles of accepting land boundary extrinsic evidence which are important to land surveying practices. Others may just accept expert witness of either party for the sake of settling disputes.

Although most cases are not boundary-truth finding, there are judges who have set ratio decidendi in boundary determination. From over a hundred known court cases related to boundary disputes, including two cases reaching the Final Appeal Court, a presentation of about ten of them with plans and photos will be discussed.

In addition, it is a recent trend in our courts that alternative dispute resolutions should be sought before trial, which may have significant impacts on the land surveying professional practice. Land surveying expert role on boundary disputes in common law courts will be discussed

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